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The Rising

Worship Leader / Pastor

The Rising
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Date Posted: 02/08/2012
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
I. Church Description

The Rising ( is a new non-denominational church, voluntarily affiliated with the Christian & Missionary Alliance, started in Utah’s South Salt Lake Valley in 2007. The church began with 8 adults in a living room and has grown to a congregation of 150 in a totally decked-out (i.e. full coffee shop, high-end multimedia system, etc.), renovated warehouse. We expect an Easter 2012 attendance of 300. Our church seeks to aggressively minister the Gospel with modern cultural relevancy while maintaining the fundamentals of solid, orthodox, Bible-based Evangelical Christian doctrine. We also seek to make a difference in the world through church planting, Gospel proclamation, and world relief. On Sundays, we seek to foster a safe and genuine worship environment where people are invited to come as they are and explore the Christian faith at their own pace without fear of being judged – some would call this a “Purpose-Driven” or “seeker” approach, although we would have a few differences compared with these philosophies of ministry. Finally, we value genuine relationships and genuine discipleship, even though such authenticity is often messier than many traditional religious people are comfortable with.

II. Position Description

As of February 8, 2012, we are seeking a worship leader who will be in charge of leading an edgy, modern, loud, high-energy (i.e. New Life Worship, Gateway Worship, David Crowder Band, Kathryn Scott, Hillsong, Hillsong United, and the staff member’s original music) worship band with corresponding media applications each week at multiple services. With regard to worship, our church service is modern and non-traditional.

III. Start Date

The position is open until filled. We would like to bring our new staff member on as soon as possible.

IV. Qualifications

All educational levels are encouraged to apply, but a college graduate with significant music, ministry, and leadership experience is preferred. Seminary graduate would be a bonus. Candidate must affirm basic Evangelical tenets, affirm the Chicago Statement on Inerrancy and be committed to working with the Lead Pastor’s vision for our church. Finalists will be sent an mp3 outlining our philosophy of worship and asked to comment regarding whether they are on the same page.

V. Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is one who has a vibrant walk with God, has a pioneering evangelistic spirit, and is in tune with popular culture. He/she would also be a good administrator, detail-oriented, teachable, and willing to work within our lead pastor’s vision. Because we are a church plant, teachability/coachability and the willingness to learn many new skills and be happy performing them is a must. Also, change is a constant at our church, so our new staff member must be able to roll with the punches!

VI. Compensation & Hours

Compensation will depend on the candidate’s education, experience, ability, and life situation. Our candidate will be expected to, at the least, hold one rehearsal per week in addition to leading at 2 Sunday services.

VII. Contact Information

If interested in being considered, please email ALL of the following items directly to the THE RISING SEARCH TEAM at - do not apply on, but email your items directly to the address above.

Note: Due to the number of expected applications for this position, we will only consider those applications that include ALL of the below items (i.e. applications without an audio or video file will not be considered)

1) Letter of Introduction detailing who you are and what experience you have leading worship and leading a rock band.

2) A current resume with photo

3) An audio or video file (video file is preferred, and will be required if you are one of the final candidates) of you leading worship

Please remember, all items above must be included in order for consideration.

Again, please direct all email correspondence directly to the search team at the above email address – Please DO NOT send messages via We pray the Lord will bless you and we look forward to hearing from you!